Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy #PublixEarthDay! Check out my recycling bags, coupons & more! #ad

Happy Earth Day! Did you celebrate in any special way? I made use of the new recycle bags provided by Platefull Co op. There is one designated for glasses, one for paper and one for metal. Although it's an extra task, it doesn't take too long to recycle and the environment will thank you for it through clean water and air. These bags are cute and very colorful to get your attention. 

I also celebrated by trying to become one with the earth through meditation. OK, not really. I was doing yoga, but I am on the ground and that's closer to the earth.  My cat Lilfur is in amazement wondering what i'm doing because it's been a while since I did yoga or maybe she just wanted to do it with me. I'm not sure, but she was intrigued and when mommy lays down, she lays down. 

I often create recycled art as gifts or just for fun with DIY and that is another way I contribute to a better environment.  There are so many things you can do to help the environment. Simple things like turning off the water when you're not using it, taking shorter showers and guess what, it saves you money too!

What I love most about Earth Day is the sales on healthy foods!

Some of my favorites are on sale, like these Cascadian Farms Organic granola bars. Those are so yum. I've been eating them as a snack every day this week. It's been helping me keep my weight off and gives me that small indulgence of chocolate I always need. 

And I just tried some Muir Glen Organic pasta sauce and tomatoes on a chicken sausage sandwich. I added some fresh mushrooms, onions, basil and carrots to make it an amazing din din.  

Right now, there's a grand sale going on , in celebration of Earth Day and it doesn't end until May 5th so grab those coupons while you can! 

You'll find coupons and details in the purple Publix Every day saver Easter savings booklet. 
  • $2 off 2 Cascadian Farm Frozen Organic Fruit, Vegetables or Potatoes 8-16 oz.
  • $2 off 2 Muir Glen Tomatoes 28 oz or Pasta Sauca 25.5 oz
  • Cascadian Farm Cereal or bars on sale for $2.99 each (7.1 – 14.6 oz)
  • Larabar Multi-Pack (5 ct) on sale $4.99
  • Buy any 3 Cascadian Farm 7.1-14.6 oz or Muir Glen 14-18 oz or Larabar 5 ct. products and get one Publix reusable bag FREE
Digital Coupons
  • Save $0.75 when you buy 3 Larabars - coupon at 

Honestly, every day should be earth day. The Earth gives us so much, the least we could do is treat it nicer! Try making small changes little by little and you will see how easy it is to help develop a healthier environment. If you already do, Awesome! You are one of few! Although more and more people are realizing the importance! 

Monday, April 21, 2014

#FREE Jewelry charm and bracelet!

Charmed Aroma is offering up a free charm and bracelet to those that like their page and fill in the needed information. Easy Peasy! Enjoy!


#Polkadot fever with the #FRAAS #scarf #OOTD

This post was inspired and sponsored by FRAAS. All opinions are always 100% my own. 
 I don't know about you, but polka dots have taken over my life as of late. First it was nautical everything, then it was flowers and now it's polka dots all over the place. I go through a series of shape spurts in my fashion routine, and then recycle those spurts. I guess it's because I get bored easily and I love art?

 Spring is always the most fun to experiment with colors and shapes. You always find such a variety waiting for you in stores.  I am loving this new bright pink polka dotted scarf from FRAAS. This pink is so gorgeous and the design is just so cute. It also time travels me to the 50's era, when polka dot everything was popular, especially in scarves!

Outfit details: 
FRAAS Dottie Scarf
OOFOS flip flops 
Target 3/4 sleeve shirt 
Purse from Sammy Dress

I'm also wearing the perfect matching nail polish.  It's called Sugar Coat, in "Cotton Candies" by Sally Hansen. It's got this really cool gritty texture I love and almost the exact same pink as the scarf.

I also have it in a bright sunny yellow. I'm obsessed with this nail polish right now. You can get a good look at the texture I was talking about, in this pic.

Some deets on the scarf : 

  • It is a whopping 28 x 76 inches 
  • Thin 
  • Very soft polyester
  • Can be worn is several ways: head wraps, waist wraps, sarongs and even a halter top. Great as a shoulder wrap on cool spring nights or indoors. This scarf is so big you can even put a few beach supplies or a bathing suit in a protective baggy and tie the scarf around it to tote around. 
  • Also comes in turquoise, yellow, pink, green and taupe.
  • Bright pink with starch white polkadots

I'm in love with this scarf! If your outfit is too bland or missing that certain oomph, all you may need is a nice scarf to pull it together and there are so many different ways to wear a scarf. This particular scarf is very long and wide and works best worn classically wrapped, a shoulder wrap or a sarong would work very well. It's that big! You can grab this scarf for $32 retail! Find more gorgeous scarfs at the FRAAS store online and other retailers nationwide.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Pictures on Gold locket #Giveaway !

Just in time for Mother's Day, I am sharing a good friend and fellow blogger's giveaway for a beautiful Pictures on Gold engraved locket, valued at $180+! 

See the full review via Real Reviews By Savvy K and enter via the RC below!

Good luck! 

Open to USA residents, 18+ years old.
(Please note, email address used to enter may be shared with the sponsor.)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This review and giveaway is in accordance with FTC guidelines. Beautiful incentives is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ecigs are tasty, stylish and cheap!

Have you tried an E-cigarette yet? I have noticed that these awesome inventions are getting more popular every day. I myself have tried vaping and love it.  Here are 5  great reasons that e-cigarettes are gaining a lot more popularity.

1. You can do it anywhere! E-cigarettes are acceptable at clubs, bars and many other establishments. E-cigarettes are not a nuisance. They don't cause people to cough when they smoke them and they don't cause others to cough. You can e-smoke all the live long day and still not fill the room up with smoke, because you are inhaling vapor, which well, vaporizes!

2. E-cigarettes come in so many different fashionable colors and designs. They appeal both to men and women, as they do not have a male or female sway. They are unisex popular. You can buy them in black for men or hot pink with zebra stripes for women. Your choices are becoming endless. You can even color coordinate your clothing with them. They also have a plethora of colorful cases. I can see these e-cigarettes going high end fashion soon. You can also go completely traditional and get an e-cig that looks exactly like a regular cigarette!

3. E-cigarettes come in many different varieties of flavors. This pleases my foodie nature. I never liked the regular cigarette taste. It's hard to choose just one. You have your exotic fruity flavors, more tame flavors, plain tobacco type flavors and more. Companies like 21stcenturysmoke.comcarry a wide variety of flavors. You can also get them with menthol, with nicotine and without!

4. The cost. You save far more when you buy e-cigs over packs upon packs of cigarettes. Once you pay for the upfront cost of the cigarette, all you have to do then is pay for the refills which hold the flavor and those are pretty cheap! Much cheaper than buying packs of cigarettes every week.

5. Society loves instant gratification and these are incredibly easy to use. They are rechargeable forever and last longer than cigarettes! All you need is a computer or other device that has a usb port and you are ready to go in a very short time. There are some that even charge in cars. E-ciggs last hours rather than regular cigarettes that last only a handful of minutes. So imagine you're at a friends house and craving a vape. You don't have to go out and buy a pack. You just recharge your ecig at the computer.

These are some of the basic reasons why vaping is gaining popularity. Have you tried it yet? You should! I think you'll be happy you did.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

#DIY #Easter Candy Terrarium #HopItForward

Who's getting into the Easter spirit? If you haven't yet, World Market will definitely get you there! As an ambassador, I was provided the opportunity to put together another creative project and I thought it would be lots of fun to create an Edible Easter Terrarium. It makes the perfect gift for any candy and desert lover and equally a beautiful center piece or as part of an Easter Decor tablescape or a party place setting.

When hunting for the perfect terrarium holder, I had so many options, It was hard to settle on one. I thought the best choice was one that could easily be reused for other things. I chose the Half Gallon storage Jar,  as it's perfect to store things in later. Re-usables make the best gifts!

Once I had my terrarium bottle picked out, It was time to pick out the goodies in order to put together the Easter garden scene I had in my head. I used the cutest limited edition World Market Easter fabric chicks that I perched atop the cute Easter birds nests, small Lindt chocolate rabbits, pastel chocolate eggs, candy flowers, large white chocolate rabbit, green licorice to mimic mossy logs, and the Ghirardelli double chocolate brownies that I used to mimic dirt.


Step 1- Bake the brownies as you normally would. Let cool and then crumble them up to resemble dirt or soil. 

Step 2- Take handfuls of the crumbles and pat them down into the bottle to look like soil for a garden. 

Step 3-  Push the big rabbit, small rabbit and eggs  into the "dirt"

Step 4- Add the flowers to make a bed on top. 

Step 5- Add two licorice logs on either side and perch the fabric chicks on top. 

Voila! Your terrarium is finished. 

I cut a medium square sized piece of pretty pink gingham parchment paper to add more decoration and make it more presentable as a gift. 

How freaking cute are these little chicks and nests? They all look like they're singing. 

And now it's giveaway time! Help World Market Spread Random Acts of Hoppiness and enter for a chance to win a $2,000 World Market gift card and a Year’s supply of Divine Chocolate! 

There will also be 3 Runner Up Prizes for a $500 World Market gift card and Divine Chocolate! 

Help us reach our goal of 5,000,000 hops and we’ll Hop It Forward by donating 50,000 meals to regional food banks. Earn bonus hops by sharing with us your Random Acts of Hoppiness for more chances to win. Sweepstake runs from March 31st – April 18th .. Let’s get Hoppin’

Enter Below and GOOD LUCK! ENDS 4-18-14

This post is sponsored by World Market and in accordance with FTC Guidelines. All opinions are always my own.

Friday, April 11, 2014

@WorldMarket @HopItForward #sweepstakes!

Help us and Cost Plus World Market spread Random Acts of Hoppiness and enter for a chance to win a $2,000 World Market gift card and a Year’s supply of Divine Chocolates in their #HopItForward Sweepstakes! 

For details: http://bit.ly/ORNEZy

Monday, April 7, 2014

#DIY #Nautical #nailart #notd

I have been into everything nautical lately. I always get obsessed with it, once spring rolls around. A cute new nautical shirt I bought the other day from ROSS inspired me to do my nails with the classic nautical designs. I have a shaky hand and can barely draw a straight line, let alone without my dominant hand so I am proud of the nail art I do succeed with. It's never near perfect, but that just gives it character, right? ;)

Hope you enjoy my nautical nails and i'd love to see yours! Excuse the wretched cuticles!

Can you tell this was with my non- dominant hand? ;) 

Nail polish Used: 

For the base, I used Sally Hansen's "Midnight watch" from their Complete Salon Manicure Collection. This stuff  goes on so smooth with a wide brush and dries like a dream. This is a deep dark beautiful blue similar to the striped on my shirt. Also see more nail art I did using "Night watch" & Fuzzy Coat.

For the Gold trim and outlining, I used Sally Hansen's "Wedding Glitter" from the same collection- A gorgeous gold glitter that was the perfect color to mimic the gold in the shirt's buttons.  

I used an LA Colors nail art pen in white for the anchor and wheel. 

And here is the shirt. Isn't it adorable?! Sometimes Ross has the cutest hidden treasures, don't they? They are so cheap too. For 8 bucks, I was not leaving without it! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

@KushyFoot #Review & #Giveaway!

This review has been inspired from samples by Kushyfoot.
I'm back with more kushy foot and a lot more products! Have you heard of Kushy foot? They are one of my absolute favorite brands for fashionable footwear, shapewear and accessories. I have reviewed a scarf, foot wear and now I've got more designs to share with you. They are super fashionable, comfortable and most importantly, affordable!

I have the pleasure to introduce and giveaway some of their newest designs in foot wear and I'm really loving these. So far I have worn them with high heels, flats, tennis shoes, and boots. All of these padded socks have made my footsies happier in my shoes. Especially in my flats, as a lot of them like to come without enough cushioning.

                                   Tennis shoe foot covers. 

These are awesome, because they are comfortable and not too thin or thick, but the biggest plus is that they are breathable so you won't get sweaty. You can get your footsies nasty as can be from running or walking all day and still take them off to reveal fresh, funkless feet. They also have plastic attachments on the hell so that they don't fall off during movement. I thought that was really nice, considering I have battled that problem several times. No more escaping socks bunching up into your shoe!

Sheer Anklet

These sheer anklets have a special ribbed bottom to add a little bit of a massaging effect on your soles. The rest of the anklet is sheer like pantihose and the sock reaches just above your ankle. They are super comfy and great to wear with work pants and flats for a bit of extra comfort if you're on your feet all day or to put on after a long day. I have icky carpet and i love to wear these when I walk on it. I can't feel the unpleasant texture. 

Toe covers

These toe covers are also sheer aside from the bottoms, which feature a massaging padding. They are for when you need extra comfort in the middle of your foot. These are great for heels! 

Foot covers- Extreme Low cut

These foot covers are extreme low cut for those skimpier flats that show more skin. They are undetectable when you are wearing your flats and they deliver extra comfort in the heels or toes with padding. So often flats come with very little padding and this will help with that problem. These are perfect for any close toed shoes. They come in lace and other pretty designs and like all Kushy foot's other footwear, they are super comfy.

These also come in Super Ultra low cut , if you need them a little less low cut. Some are padded at the toe and some at the heel for your convenience.

I am very happy with these footwear and I have noticed that they also keep my feet from being irritated by the materials of some of my shoes. Definitely worth the low cost at just $12 for 3 pairs and up! 

Right now you can take advantage of their 20% off  sale when you spend $40! ALSO, check out their clearance for $5 slippers and more! 

To keep up with promotions and new products, I encourage you to follow their social media! 

And now i'm excited to giveaway the same collection of samples valued at $50, to one lucky winner! 
Good Luck! 

Open to US Only 
Starts 4-5 12 am est
Ends 4-19 am est 

This giveaway and review is in accordance with FTC guidelines.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

#DIY #Roses #Nailart #notd

Spring is in the air and flowers are all over clothing and nails. I love this time of year. If you came here looking for a way to do rose nail art, have no fear. It is ridiculously simple to achieve this design.  The ones I did are inspired by my shirt. I attempted to get them to match my shirt and got very close with the colors I had on hand. I love this little DIY rose design. Read on for directions.

Step 1. Paint the whole nail bed Green. (I used Sally Hansen's vibrant green "Kelp out") It's a gorgeous bright green.

Step 2. Dot 3 big circle "blobs" using a dark pink (I used Sally Hansen's "Punch Drunk")  Put two on the top of the nail and then one on the bottom.

Step 3.  Grab a lighter pink or purple color (I used Zoya's "Brigitte") and use a thin nail art brush, nail art pen or toothpick to draw a medium thick line on either side of the circle. Then add one or two right in the middle of the circle from bottom up and lightly swirl or turn it in. This will give the shadow illusion and an opening to the flower.

Step 4.  Using the same tool and a lighter green color (I used Nail Art by Diamond Cosmetics in Lime), add the leaves by drawing them on either side of one or two of the roses.

Step 5. Cover with one top coat (I used  Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. The stuff is amazing)

* Make sure to let your nails dry in between steps! 

Voila! Instant roses and so pretty.  You can get more detailed and really go in depth with the design, but this is the very simple and efficient way to get that cute rose nail art.